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Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training Standard (Level 1)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9028

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who want to work as an industrial fireproofer.

New entrants to the trade will be required to take the full training course at an OPITO approved training establishment. On-the-job training and assessments will continue with project placement leading to formal assessment of competencies (Level 2).

The Level 1 training programme could also serve as a useful refresher course for experienced fireproofers who want to test their knowledge and skill before being assessed against the OPITO Fireproofing Competence Assessment Level 2.

What does this Product cover?

This Product provides an understanding and awareness of the variety of tasks and hazards found in fireproofing operations on oil and gas installations.

Entry Requirements

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

OPITO-approved Centres are therefore required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner provides written confirmation that they deem themselves capable of undertaking all aspects of the training. Centres must also make the learner aware that they must immediately inform the Centre staff if this capability changes – at any time prior to, or during the programme.

Learners must be advised that they are required to declare any current or pre-existing medical conditions which may be exacerbated by, or impair their ability to complete, the training programme. Should this be the case, the individual may be required to provide an authentic medical certificate issued since any identified medical condition was diagnosed.

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any known current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learner any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1) the learner will need to complete the 3 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

19 hours

Practical-to-theory ratio (Approximate) 65% : 35%

What could this Product lead to?

Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Competence Assessment


Given the introductory nature of this training, it is assumed that learners won’t have to repeat the programme on a regular basis. On-the-job experience will provide the majority of skills improvement once the initial course has been taken. There will be no expiry date for the Level 1 Training certificate

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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